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ALL OVER THE MAP Currently, to visit all of CVTC’s transportation programs requires travel. They’re spread all over town.The Transportation Education Center would bring them together into one place. “We have Automotive Technician programs at the main campus, and Motorcycle, Marine and Outdoor Power Products is down the hall from them,” Wehling said. “Auto Collision Repair is in a separate building. Diesel Truck Technician is across town at the Diesel Education Center, and Truck Driving is by the Energy Education Center.” And those spread-out transportation facilities are outdated or too small. Plus, many of these programs require welding, and the facilities for those classes are in another building. The lack of a common location for the programs means little collaboration between faculty and makes it difficult to provide adequate student support services like tutoring. “Truck Driving and Diesel Truck Technician, for example, are separated by miles,” Wehling said. “With one location, we would be able to share equipment and resources, which would make us more efficient. With students working together, the student experience is more valuable.” It would also allow CVTC to offer the required general education classes where the transportation students are. Currently, many have to travel to other facilities for those classes.

“There’s a broad range of technology in automotive work. We are still servicing cars from the 1990s while we are seeing the advanced technology of today’s cars. It’s a constant learning experience keeping up with the changes.” BOB ADAMS, Owner Adams Automotive Center

TRANSPORTATION JOBS DATA VS. CVTC CAPACITY CVTC 11-COUNTY DISTRICT

Job

Average Annual

2018 Jobs

2019 Jobs

2024 Jobs

CVTC Capacity per Year

Diesel Truck Technician

86

783

800

850

48

39

Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing

39

350

354

368

36

12

Automotive Maintenance

111

1042

1058

1106

80

26*

Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power

17

152

153

155

36

11

Truck Driving

1045

8437

8567

8895

102

86

Source: EMSI (Economic Modeling Software Inc. Openings take into account industry growth and replacement jobs (retirements and departures) *Includes one and two year programs

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